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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted two more approvals for US Merck’s Keytruda, an anti-PD-1 therapy. In the first, the drug gained its first regulatory clearance as a gynaecological cancer treatment. It is the first anti-PD-1 therapy to be approved for patients with advanced cervical cancer and progression on or after chemotherapy.
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